蔡英文脫鞋接見日本官員?「兩步驟查證」還總統清白

Angel Chiang, special to The China Post, Taiwan
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<p>(Photos courtesy of Tsai Ing-wen Facebook page)</p>

(Photos courtesy of Tsai Ing-wen Facebook page)

【看CP學英文】台灣事實查核中心近日拆穿網路友對於蔡英文總統在接見日本弔唁故李前總統訪臺團時「脫掉鞋子」,公佈其實為假消息。

Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC, 台灣事實查核中心) recently debunked an online rumor claiming that President Tsai Ing-wen took off her shoes when participating at an official meeting with officials from Japan who had arrived in Taiwan to pay their respects to former President Lee Teng-hui.

日前,網路上瘋傳兩張總統蔡英文於公開場合坐在椅子上的照片訊息,其中一張照片特寫雙腳部位,照片中蔡英文似乎在接見日本訪團時將脫鞋,讓許多網友質疑「是香港腳發作了嗎?或者只是要促進血液循環?還是把公開場合當自己家」?然而,經台灣事實查核中心兩步驟查核,證實此謠言為錯誤訊息。

A few days ago, two photos of President Tsai Ing-wen sitting in a chair on a public occasion circulated on the Internet, one of which featured a close-up of her feet.

As the angle of the photo made it seem like Tsai had taken off her shoes, some netizens commented: “Is the President suffering from a bout of athlete’s foot?”, “Is she trying to improve blood circulation?” and “She really ‘made herself at home’.”

瘋傳的照片來自蔡總統8月9日官方臉書,接待「日本弔唁故李前總統訪臺團」的照片。查核中心對比原始照及網路上的照片發現,網傳照片為放大擷取原始照片中蔡英文的腳踝處。並以照片中右腳鞋跟,誤導為左腳腳踝處,造成左腳腳踝高於鞋底的錯位感。

The viral photo was originally posted on President Tsai’s official Facebook page, and featured Tsai’s reception of a “Japanese delegation offering condolences to late former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝)” on Aug. 9.

The photo uploaded online was a zoom-in version of the original, seemingly showing President Tsai’s ankle.

The angle of which the photo was taken created the illusion that President Tsai’s right heel was parallel to her left ankle, leading many to believe that her left ankle was placed above her shoe.

查核中心近進一步以關鍵字檢索,台灣各大報社於8月9日發佈的新聞皆未指出蔡英文在接待會上有脫掉鞋子的舉動,參考臉書直播的影像也未見任何脫鞋動作。

As part of their “two-step verification” process of netizens’ allegations, the TFC further used keyword searches and concluded that no local media had reported any unusual behavior of President Tsai taking off her shoes during the reception.

In addition, the Facebook Live video on Tsai’s page didn’t show any instance which would suggest President Tsai taking off her shoes.

基於以上列出的原因,查核中心於近日認定只是照片錯位搭配揣測文字誤導讀者罷了。

Based on the aforesaid “fact checks,” the TFC concluded that the allegations were merely a result of a tricky image and misleading comments.

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